‘Early the next morning, long before dawn, he arose and went off to a secluded place, where he prayed.’ Mark 1:35 (NIV) At the beginning of September I was on holiday in Northumberland. While we were there we visited the coastal village of Alnmouth with its salt marshes and sand dunes. During our walk pheasants… Continue reading Thin Places
A third of Pakistan is underwater. Blistering heat has gripped the UK, Europe and the Horn of Africa – but it’s those least responsible for the climate crisis who are fighting for their lives and livelihoods. More than 33 million people have been impacted by the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, with over a thousand fatalities.… Continue reading Loss and Damage Action Day 2022
THE ROBIN HOOD TAX ON BANKS IS A TINY TAX ON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS THAT COULD TRANSFORM THE WORLD. Take Action and join me in supporting the Robin Hood Tax! Take Action and join me in supporting the Robin Hood Tax! Hello everyone, Today, I signed up for campaign updates from the Robin Hood Tax UK… Continue reading Robin Hood Tax
“the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness … and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan …”Mark 1:12-13 St. Mark relates that no sooner had Jesus come out of the water after his baptism, when “he saw the heavens torn asunder and the Spirit like a dove, descended upon him.” And when… Continue reading Jesus in the Wilderness ~ desert warfare
So should the Archbishop of Canterbury have spoken out against the forced removal of asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda, 4097 miles away on the other side of the world! Yes, he has a duty to do so. If fact bishops should be a far more vocal than they have been in the past,… Continue reading Archbishop Justin Welby and the Bullingdon Fabulist
God blessed them and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth; subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the seas and over the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.” — Genesis 1:28 On December 26, 1966, Lynn Townsend White jr, a professor… Continue reading If God Created the World, do Christians need to worry about the environment?
By 1256 the Holy See decided to unite other hermit groups living in northern and central Italy with the Tuscan Hermits into one new single religious Order. Among the reasons for the union were the similarity of name and rule of life and the fact that all except the Williamites and a few others were… Continue reading Eremitic Journeys
The Church appears more like an amalgamation of devotees, rather than a people with a real mission to fulfil. The Church has been disarmed by her own children: faithful, whom instead of proclaiming with their lives and with the word that Christ Continue reading A Christian Church that is unarmed yet besieged!
I personally do not believe that war can ever be justified for any reason. “Thou shalt not kill” is not a suggestion but a moral imperative included as one of the Ten Commandments in the Torah. War tends to make killers out of normally decent people. There is a lot of turbulence within our world… Continue reading The Battle of Civilisation
The Neapolitan director screenwriter and author, Paolo Sorrentino (51) places God on the stage, affirms Him, denies Him, seeks Him, refuses Him, invokes Him, “curses” Him; yet God, always remains the protagonist within these episodes and with Him humanity and their questions about Him. These are the great challenge that confront humanity and therefore, as… Continue reading The Young Pope and The New Pope
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The grace of the Holy Spirit brings together those living in solitude to make a communion in love, in the image of the Church, one and extending to all ends of the earth.A solitary communion.
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